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  • Jimmerson Lake Island

    Posted on November 16th, 2010 cwmoore No comments

    [singlepic id=256 w=320 h=240 float=left]After lunch yesterday I decided to make the kayak trip to Jimmerson Lake Island geocache.  The water distance to the cache is a little over a mile.  I put-in at the bait shop – it was closed – by the ramp and started against the moderate wind.  Leaving the Lake James / Jimmerson channel I took a short detour to see the 6 swans but they did not seem happy to see me so I got out of there before I was attacked.

    I decided to take the little channel that goes between the land to the south and the reeds.  There were a few houses for sale and some are relatively new.  As I cleared the little channel on to open water the breeze came up again and I was paddling against the wind.  Upon approach to the island I ran into shallow water and the kayak began to bottom so I [singlepic id=257 w=320 h=240 float=right]backed out and took the long way around trying to find a good landing spot.  After I paddled all the way around the island I found my approach – a tree was laying out into the water about 25′ – so I paddled until I hit bottom and schooched forward a bit and climbed out onto the log and tightroped to land.  I found the cache quickly as it was not covered at all.

    I re-walked the tightrope and made it into the kayak without falling in of making a mess and the schooched back out and paddles back to the truck.  It was a nice 2.5 mile run and had some more good views of different swans and their fledglings.  Another great day on the water!